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OBITUARY

Theodore N. Matsko

February 24, 1957May 18, 2020
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Ted Matsko, age 63, passed away peacefully Monday, May 18, 2020 at Maplewood of Chardon. Born February 24, 1957 in Cleveland, he grew up in Parma and North Royalton before moving to Chester Twp. 38 years ago. Ted was a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers throughout his career as a Chemical Engineer, most recently with ABB in Wickliffe for over 30 years. While working he often needed to travel, including trips to Europe, Asia, Africa, and throughout North America. Ted loved traveling with his family, with his favorite destinations being Cook Forest, PA and Sanibel, FL. He enjoyed playing soccer and racquetball, and especially enjoyed sailing at LaDue Reservoir and Pymatuning Sailing Club, with small boats and good friends. He is survived by his wife Marian (nee Visnieski); daughters Amy (Jim) Wyllie, Jessica (Joe) Sessa, and Christina (Brian) Penza; grandchildren Lily, Jack, Molly, and Isabelle; sister Kathy (Mike) Kolberg; and brother-in-law Bob (Elaine) Visner. Ted is preceded in death by his parents Nick and Ann Matsko. Private Services and Interment at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon, with public Services to be announced at a later date. The Matsko family wishes to acknowledge and thank the staff of Maplewood of Chardon for the attentive and loving care Ted received.

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  • Private Services and Interment at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon, with public Services to be announced at a later date.

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Joanne Bennardo

May 22, 2020

Dear Marian,
At this time of your great great loss, I send my condolences. I am so very sorry. You and Ted have been in my prayers. May you find comfort in family and good memories, and may our good and gracious Lord hold you and yours in His loving embrace. May Ted Rest In Peace. Sincerely, Joanne Bennardo

Grace sabransky

May 22, 2020

Marian,
I am so sorry to hear ofTeds passing. A favorite memory was RCIA.
My sympathy to the whole family.
Prayers and love
Grace sabransky

Ken Praprost

May 22, 2020

I first met Ted more than 20 years ago at work and was able to train and learn from him. I quickly recognized his intelligence and always continued to be surprised how one person could know so much. We worked together on many projects with trips to various countries. Plants around the world still benefit from controls that Ted commissioned. On trips we enjoyed some great meals and drinks, then Ted would stay up late working more and watching sports on TV. I would have to tell him to meet for breakfast at least 30-60 minutes before I expected him to show up. We also had fun playing soccer at the Commons and at Lost Nation even with my limited foot skills. I miss our times together.

Nunzio Bonavita

May 22, 2020

The first time I really met Ted was in the winter of 1996 when he came to Genova for a short meeting before flying to Sicily for the first project in Europe. After a long day of work, we had a family dinner in my house. The unforgettable memory of that evening is my daughter Agnese, at the time 3-year-old and very extrovert, who besieged Ted all over the dinner and afterwards until he surrendered and accepted to pick her up and hold on his knees for a while. It was just the beginning of a friendship who extended over almost 10 years and included many adventures both at work and in leisure time. We worked side by side in successful projects, we made dozens of presentations and sales pitches together, we travelled in Europe and North America contributing to the creation of products which are still in use today. Ted was the trainer: he taught me all I needed to survive technically in such a fascinating but challenging field. If I succeeded to create an Italian Advanced Process Control “school”, which still successfully operates much after I changed role and responsibilities, it is only because of Ted’s passion, intelligence and generosity. But we were able to blend the duty with countless pleasant activities. We both became accustomed to each other families, we visited together the gorgeous Sicilian monuments, the Cinque Terre, the most appealing Ohio locations, we discovered restaurants, we went to sport events, we played baseball and soccer. Then life drove us apart: companies change, duties and responsibilities evolve, what was routine travel becomes not possible anymore and slowly contacts became increasingly sporadic: we haven’t seen each other for more than 10 years. I was only partly aware of his health problems until the sad news reached me. My thoughts go to Marian and the family: I would like that they know how much I’m grateful for having had the opportunity to know, work and have fun with Ted and to have enjoyed his family hospitality.

Allie Edelbrock

May 20, 2020

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Allie Edelbrock

May 20, 2020

Family Memories

Allie Edelbrock

May 20, 2020

Family Memories

Allie Edelbrock

May 20, 2020

Family Memories

Allie Edelbrock

May 20, 2020

Family Memories

Allie Edelbrock

May 20, 2020

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